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Volunteer Month: Listings and Your Reports

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 10:29 AM

Throughout our July Volunteer Month series with Volunteer Match, we'll be highlighting listings on-air from the Volunteermatch database. But we'll also be taking your on-air listings and putting them here. And we want your reports - if you follow up on an opportunity, tell us about your experience!

Listings from the 7/8 Segment:

Mentioned By Brian: Seniors Projects with New York Cares in Staten Island | Financial Work at the Somerset Art Association | Online Business Mentor at MicroMentor | English-Spanish Translator at Day One NYC | Mediation Leader at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT

Here are some tips from our listners:

Alisa Kesten from Tarrytown, NY suggests that listeners from Westchester and Putnam interested in volunteering should search www.volunteer-center.org. It is an organization that has connected 15,000 volunteers to 500 organizations.

Mark Walter from Albany, NY wants to point out that Gov. Patterson is supporting a new initiative called New Yorkers Volunteer that seeks to encourage more New Yorkers to volunteer.

Rebecca Missel from Morristown, NJ wants young Jewish adults (also welcoming of other faiths) living in Northern and Central NJ to check out Jersey Tribe, an organization that provides volunteer, philanthropic and social activities.

Andrew from the Bronx volunteers with the NYC Housing Authority in helping people looking for section 8 or other programs get placed in housing. He can be contacted at Metropolitan Residential at (212) 255- 5200.


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Comments [4]

Ellen Mahoney from Manhattan

I'm the Director of Volunteers at iMentor. (www.imentor.org) We're a youth mentoring program that matches hundreds of adult volunteers with teenagers in NYC's under-served communities. We combine a weekly email exchange on important topics with monthly in person meetings. The online component adds flexibility for our volunteers and a real depth to the entire experience.

Jul. 15 2010 11:03 AM
Bryan from the river

DowntownBoathouse.org

We put people in the river, for free. Volunteers are the heart of the organization. Come get in the river.

Jul. 15 2010 10:51 AM
tina baumann from ozone park queens

my daughter is a teacher working in rockaway.she's in school at 7:30 am in the morning to tutor the slower student and she leaes school about 4:30 p.m, in addition to that she spends about 2 to 3 hrs. a nite correcting papers and preparing for the next day.so that figures to be about 11 hrs. a day. she also works in an inner city school. she has been shoved, threatened, punched and spit at by the students. i asked her why does she stay? her reply is if not me then who. she loves all her students and tries to make it exciting for them. many come from drug families and have little or no awareness of proper behavior. the mayor wants to incourage charter schools in n.y.c. and queens. charter schools would not accept these young people. her school is slated to close in two years to accomadate charter schools
What do you do for these young people.they will wind up on the streets for lack of a place to go.also the fact of rewarding teachers for classes with good grades, a person like my daughter would never qualify for these rewards even though she has to work twice as hard to help these students graduate and yes even go to college. she works hard with the seniors to get them grants and scholarships for those who want to go.these things are never rewarded moneterially. the people who think this is easy, should take their turn and teach and be involved in a school such as this.
it isn't easy but it is rewarding when she sees someone get a chance to improve their lot.she also takes them on trips to museums art galleries, chinatown, christmas tree at rock. center and many cultural events on her time,but she feels these things they would never see , given their situations. i'm proud of her and try to help and cheer her up when things get dismal or she worries about a student. the board of education can not pay her enough for her efforts

Jul. 08 2010 11:37 AM
Heather from Williamsburg

I'm a working mother of a 3 year old and would like to bring her along. I thought reading and math tutoring might be a good thing to do. Anything like that in my area that I could bring her to?

Jul. 08 2010 10:56 AM

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